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Completion of recommended tests and referrals in telehealth vs in-person visits.

Zhong A, Amat MJ, Anderson TS, et al. Completion of recommended tests and referrals in telehealth vs in-person visits. JAMA Netw Open. 2023;6(11):e2343417. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.43417.

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December 6, 2023
Zhong A, Amat MJ, Anderson TS, et al. JAMA Netw Open. 2023;6(11):e2343417.
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Increased use of telehealth presents both benefits and potential threats to patient safety. In this study of 4,133 patients, researchers found that orders for colonoscopies or cardiac stress tests and dermatology referrals placed during telehealth visits were less likely to be completed within the designated timeframe compared to those ordered during in-person visits (43% vs. 58%). Not completing test or referrals within the recommended timeframe can increase the risk of delayed diagnoses and patient harm.

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Zhong A, Amat MJ, Anderson TS, et al. Completion of recommended tests and referrals in telehealth vs in-person visits. JAMA Netw Open. 2023;6(11):e2343417. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.43417.

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